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Tree Branch Falls: 4 Injured

By Dateline Staff on April 5, 2017 in University
Crews tend to injured victims after a tree branch fell Wednesday.
Fallen branch lies behind table on the Student Community Center plaza. The branch, as it fell, damaged the table's metal umbrella. (Cody Kitaura/UC Davis photo)

Four people were injured around 3:30 p.m. today (April 5) when a branch of a eucalyptus tree fell in front of the Student Community Center at the University of California, Davis.

In a 7 p.m. update, campus officials described all of the injured as UC Davis employees. Three of them were taken by ambulance to area hospitals.

The injured — all women — had been sitting on the patio outside the Student Community Center, across from Rock Hall, when the branch came down from a eucalyptus tree.

A police officer estimated the branch’s length at 32 feet and said it fell from about 40 feet. A tree crew was en route to remove the branch.

The campus Fire Department and Police Department, along with Facilities Management, were quick to arrive to the incident after the call came in at 3:33 p.m. Authorities blocked traffic for a time on Hutchison Drive in front of the building.

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Dateline Staff Dave Jones, editor, can be reached at 530-752-6556 or Cody Kitaura, news and media relations specialist, can be reached at 530-752-1932 or